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Tea with the Abbess

with Christine Valters Paintner

Friday, August 16, 2024

3-4pm Ireland

10-11am Eastern

7-8am Pacific

Program Description

Join Christine Valters Paintner for a free informal gathering online where we will begin with some centering and meditation, then we will look at the upcoming programs and resources followed by time for sharing and questions. (Please bring your own beverage of choice!)

During our tea time together Christine will be sharing more about the upcoming Writing as a Spiritual Practice program she is leading and our Sustainers Circle which allows us to keep all our programs financially accessible.

There is no charge for this event. You can register to receive the Zoom link below.

We will turn on closed captioning during the live Zoom session (which you are able to turn off in your settings if you find distracting) as well as provide a video recording after the event with closed captioning available and a text transcript of the session.

The program will be recorded for those who pre-register but are unable to attend at the scheduled time or who want to view again. You will be sent a notification when this is ready to view.

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Christine Valters Paintner

Christine Valters Paintner is the online Abbess and director of, a virtual monastery exploring contemplative practice, creative expression, and ways to nourish an earth-cherishing consciousness. She is a spiritual director, teacher, pilgrimage guide, Benedictine oblate, and author of numerous books on spirituality and the arts. Her deepest belief is that the earth is the original monastery–a wisdom guide and mentor in living a soulful and vibrant life. Visit the “About Christine” page for more information.


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